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COVID-19 Policy: Vaccinations are strongly encouraged and not required. Masks are optional and always welcome. There are HEPA air purifiers in all four of our main classrooms at The Social Chico. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other communicable illnesses, such as a cold or the flu, please stay home.

 
  • 108-Form Tai Chi: Beginning
  • Instructor: Lenora Wong
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/28/2024
    Days: Tu F
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sessions: 20
    Location: Center for Spiritual Living
    Room:
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    This class meets twice a week.
 

  • 108-Form Tai Chi: Intermediate
  • Instructor: Lenora Wong
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/28/2024
    Days: Tu F
    Times: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sessions: 20
    Location: Center for Spiritual Living
    Room:
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class meets twice a week.
    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • A Place of Inner Peace (In Spite of Chaos)
  • Instructor: Gayle Womack
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 5/22/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • ABCs of Metaphor
  • Instructor: Robin Dizard (she/her/hers)
    Dates: 5/13/2024 - 6/17/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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  • Accelerating the Route to Aha!
  • Instructor: Linda Crill (she/her/hers)
    Dates: 6/10/2024 - 6/17/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 2
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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  • Arts & Eats
  • Instructor: Bill Houck
    Dates: 4/26/2024 - 5/24/2024
    Days: F
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: Other
    Room: Various Locations
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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  • Aviation History: American Airpower Ascendant 1944: Part 2
  • Instructor: Gary Hendrickson
    Dates: 4/25/2024 - 6/27/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 10
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Hybrid Class: Zoom Link to be Provided
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    You may choose to attend this hybrid class in person or online. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants.
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    This class will be recorded.
 

  • Beginning Guitar: Level 2
  • Instructor: Phil Elkins
    Dates: 4/22/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 4
    Location: The Terraces
    Room: Lobby
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
 

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Instructor: Memo Keswick
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 6/26/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    This class will start with Chapter 4 unless otherwise decided by the group participants. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other booksellers.
 

  • Brain Development and Your Mindset
  • Instructor: Joni Samples
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 5/21/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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  • Climate Change: What's Really on the Horizon?
  • Instructor: Cheri Chastain, Ruby Triguero
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 4/30/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 2
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Hybrid Class: Zoom Link to be Provided
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    You may choose to attend this hybrid class in person or online. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants.
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    This class will be recorded.
 

  • Clutter According to Feng Shui
  • Instructor: Valerie Althoff
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 5/22/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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  • Cracker Barrel
  • Instructor: David Price
    Dates: 4/22/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Hybrid Class: Zoom Link to be Provided
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    You may choose to attend this hybrid class in person or online. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants.
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  • Creating Connections and Community
  • Instructor: Peggy Jennings-Severe
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 5/22/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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  • Estate Administration
  • Instructor: Dana Campbell, Tara Campbell
    Dates: 4/22/2024 - 4/29/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 2
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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  • Film, Movies, Cinema!
  • Instructor: Aaron Bor
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/25/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    This class will not meet May 14.
 

  • Finding Balance: Beginning Stability and Mobility
  • Instructor: Mary Sweeney
    Dates: 4/29/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Sessions: 7
    Location: The Terraces
    Room: Long Exercise Room
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    Please register for only one balance section.
    This class will not meet June 3.
 

  • Finding Balance: Intermediate Stability and Mobility
  • Instructor: Mary Sweeney
    Dates: 4/29/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
    Sessions: 7
    Location: The Terraces
    Room: Long Exercise Room
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    Please register for only one balance section.
    This class will not meet June 3.
 

 

  • Frankenstein's Dreams: Human Enhancement for Social Advancement?
  • Instructor: David Donnell
    Dates: 4/25/2024 - 6/27/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 10
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    The class will make frequent use of freely-available digital materials that the instructor will direct you to. Participants may also suggest topics for discussion.
 

  • Gratitude: A Deeper Look
  • Instructor: Rosie Potestio
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 5/21/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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  • Irish Traditional Music Ensemble
  • Instructor: Shelley Connolly
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 6/26/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    A class website will provide lessons covered in class as well as links to help you further learn the tunes by listening to them played by professional players.
 

  • Master Gardener Lecture Series
  • Instructor: Debra Barger, Felicity Brown
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 5/14/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Sessions: 4
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • Music and Musicians
  • Instructor: Walter Coffey
    Dates: 4/26/2024 - 6/28/2024
    Days: F
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Sessions: 10
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description


 

  • New Looks at Old Books
  • Instructor: Janet Rechtman, Robin Dizard (she/her/hers)
    Dates: 5/13/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Sessions: 6
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • Newsworthy: Who Decides What Stories to Tell?
  • Instructor: Scott Michaels, Mike Wolcott, Sarah Bohannon (she/her/hers)
    Dates: 5/1/2024 - 5/15/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 3
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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  • OLLI Theatre Club
  • Instructor: Debra Tull
    Dates: 6/6/2024 - 6/27/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Other
    Room: Various Locations
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    Participants will need to pay for their meal and theatre tickets. Details will be sent by email to registered class members.
 

  • Poetry for Pleasure
  • Instructor: Paul Belz
    Dates: 4/26/2024 - 6/21/2024
    Days: F
    Times: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Sessions: 6
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class meets April 26, May 10, May 17, May 31, June 7, and June 21.
 

  • Power Your Mind
  • Instructor: Anjeanette Andrade, Phillip Thao
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/18/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 3
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description


    This class meets April 23, May 21, and June 18.
 

  • Sing Gospel Music
  • Instructor: Phil Elkins
    Dates: 4/29/2024 - 6/17/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: The Terraces
    Room: Lobby
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class meets on the first and third Monday of each month.
 

  • Spousal Caregiver Support Group
  • Instructor: Debbie Vermette
    Dates: 4/22/2024 - 6/24/2024
    Days: M
    Times: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description


 

  • Stansbury Home Tour: Section 1
  • Instructor: Dino Corbin, Elizabeth Carrillo
    Dates: 5/16/2024 - 5/16/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 1
    Location: Other
    Room: Various Locations
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $15.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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  • Stansbury Home Tour: Section 2
  • Instructor: Dino Corbin, Elizabeth Carrillo
    Dates: 5/16/2024 - 5/16/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Sessions: 1
    Location: Other
    Room: Various Locations
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $0.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • Successful Eldership: Coming to Terms with Type A
  • Instructor: Janet Rechtman
    Dates: 5/29/2024 - 5/29/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Sessions: 1
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $15.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description



    This class counts toward the 3-class limit.
 

  • Tap Dance Is Fun
  • Instructor: Mary Sweeney
    Dates: 4/30/2024 - 6/25/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Sessions: 8
    Location: Chico Creek Dance
    Room: Studio B
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    Wear comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement and tap shoes, preferably with low heel.
    This class will not meet June 4.
 

  • The Aging Eye
  • Instructor: Benjamin Gilbert
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/25/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Chico Eye Center
    Room:
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description


    This class meets April 23, April 30, May 28, and June 25.
 

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction with David Blight
  • Instructor: Walter Coffey
    Dates: 4/26/2024 - 6/28/2024
    Days: F
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sessions: 10
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 1
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
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    Part two of a three-term series. This part covers the election of 1860 through the end of the war.
 

  • The Highs and Lows of Being a Published Writer
  • Instructor: Paul Belz
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 5/15/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sessions: 4
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
     Show Description


 

  • Tuesday Tunes
  • Instructor: Bitz Haley
    Dates: 4/23/2024 - 6/25/2024
    Days: Tu
    Times: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Sessions: 5
    Location: Haley Music Therapy
    Room:
    Hybrid Class: Zoom Link to be Provided
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $30.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    You may choose to attend this hybrid class in person or online. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants.
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    This class meets April 23, May 14 and 28, and June 11 and 25.
 

  • Water Operations Basics
  • Instructor: Steve Stull, Renee Thatford
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 4/24/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Sessions: 1
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Bradley 2
    Hybrid Class: Zoom Link to be Provided
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $15.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    You may choose to attend this hybrid class in person or online. The Zoom link will be provided to all registered participants.
     Show Description


 

  • Watercolor for Beginners
  • Instructor: Christine MacShane
    Dates: 5/9/2024 - 6/27/2024
    Days: Th
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 7
    Location: Christine MacShane Art Studio
    Room:
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
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    There is an additional $84 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.
    This class will not meet June 20.
 

  • Writer's Workshop
  • Instructor: Paul Belz
    Dates: 4/24/2024 - 6/26/2024
    Days: W
    Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Sessions: 9
    Location: The Social Chico
    Room: Gordon 2
    Fee for À La Carte Members: $55.00
    Fee for Unlimited Members: Included
    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    There is no fee to be added to the waitlist. Waitlisted members will be added to the class in the order they were added to the waitlist. We ask that you not attend the class until you have been officially registered. À La Carte Members on the waitlist will be contacted for payment before being registered in the class.
     Show Description


 

 

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